In 2019 major exhibitions and other events the world over will be celebrating the 200th birthday of the writer and artist John Ruskin. Peter Burman has been exploring Ruskin's thought and writings for most of his adult life, and is a Director of the Guild of St George, founded by Ruskin in 1871. If you care about the environment and about the beauty in landscape, traditional buildings, hand-made crafts and paintings you will enjoy this talk and the discussion it aims to spark.
CAGS monthly meetings
SOUTH LONDON AREA GAY (SLAGO)Quiz. The second in the series of quizzes for this year's SLAGO cup. CAGS meet in The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. All welcome, no charge.
Michael has had an interesting life, as barrister, immigration judge, and politician. He once shared a gaol cell with a serial killer. He's an experienced speaker and should give us an entertaining evening.
Come and discuss the group's activities over the last year and its plans for the future, vote on a constitutional amendment, and elect the officers and committee for the coming year. Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Tony Porter provides a brief look at gay folklore.
Guest speaker will be author Mark Johnson, talking about his debut novel and how he came to write it. Changing Trains will transport you back to the 1980s, and one working class boy's coming-of-age journey of discovery and sexual self-awareness.After a busy week in the newsroom, editor Sam is looking forward to relaxing on his regular Eurostar journey from London to his second home in the south west of France.
Jeremy Kingston, playwright, poet and former theatre critic for Punch and The Times, will talk about his lifetime involvement with the theatre and read extracts from his poetry collections and the plays he has written.
A meeting for all CAGS members and their friends. A Peter Scott-Presland talk on history and future of Pride.
John Carter, a confirmed atheist, will give a talk entitled Atheism, Religion and LGBTI, Using personal experiences and information from the contemporary world, he will put forward the case for rejecting religious explanations of the human condition, and will suggest that members of the LGBTI community would do well to be suspicious of all religious belief systems.
Filmmaker, painter, gay rights activist, author, gardener – Derek Jarman packed many roles into a short life. Jarman In Pieces is a performance collage comprising original songs, film, interviews from people who knew Jarman and his work. Created and performed by Project Adorno.